Donald Richard Steele
|Posted 2020-03-25 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News Herald on Mar. 25, 2020 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
Donald Richard Steele, of Lake Havasu City, passed away Saturday,
March 14, 2020, at Havasu Regional Medical Center. He was born on Feb.
12, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio, retiring in 1988 to Lake Havasu City.
Don enlisted in U.S. Navy in 1943, serving three years in World War
II, Pacific Theater.
He was Director of Buildings and Grounds at Medical College of Ohio
(MCO). It was at MCO that he met his wife Barbara. They were married
for 40 years when Barb passed away in 2013.
Don and Barb loved sailing, powerboating and camping. Don was a 32
degree Mason and also a Zenobia Shriner as a member of The Fort
Industry Lodge of Toledo. He loved woodworking, creating hand-carved
kachina dolls and stagecoaches. He loved John Wayne movies.
In addition to his wife Barbara, Don was predeceased by his parents,
Benjamin and Araminta "Minnie" (McNutt) Steele, his older brother
William and great-grandson Jack Ridgeway. He is survived by his
brother Robert (Phyllis) Steele of Toledo, Ohio, children: Richard
Steele, Ft. Myers, Florida; Thomas (Marcia) Steele, Sylvania, Ohio;
Judie (Dan) Danek, Mesa; John (Monica) Steele, Sylvania, Ohio; Dianne
(Gary) Moore, El Mirage; Joseph Steele, Ft. Myers, Florida; Julie
Michalak, Holland, Ohio; Karen (Tony) Bell, West Jordan, Utah; and
Glenn (Jennifer Backus) Jones, Waterville, Ohio, as well as 17
grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild
along with a multitude of nieces and nephews.
The family extends their gratitude to the entire staff of the
intermediate care unit at Havasu Regional Medical Center for their
understanding and compassionate care of our
A family memorial service was held on Friday, March 20 at Lake Havasu
Memorial Garden Cemetery. Memorial tributes are suggested to The
American Legion, Shriners Hospitals for Children or the charity of the
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to Donald's family at
www.mohavememorial.com. Arrangements were placed in the care of Mohave
Memorial Lake Havasu Mortuary.
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